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Senior R&D Engineer

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Seattle, WA posted October 13, 2021.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life.

Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines.

Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease.

We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

WHAT YOU’LL DO This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott’s fast growing Structural Heart business unit in Menlo Park, home of the life-saving MitraClip medical device.

The Senior R&D Engineer for Product Development is responsible for designing and developing implanted medical devices and delivery systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates medical device implants and delivery systems, specifically steerable catheter-based devices, and accessories.

Translate/anticipate un-met user needs to design, develop and verify new concepts from initial design to market release.

Partners with other design engineers to review and coordinate vendor activities to support development.

Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of development.

Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting designs, methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING: Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, preferably mechanical or biomedical engineering.

Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum of five (5) years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred: CAD experience required (SolidWorks preferred).

Experience with development of medical devices, preferably catheter based in required Familiar with common materials, processes and practices to produce catheter based medical devices.

Technical ability and passion for understanding complex mechanical designs, risk management and design controls Experience with GD&T, stack-up analysis, and mechanical testing.

Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.

WHAT WE OFFER: At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.

We offer: Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs Paid time off 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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